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Hristo Vitchev Organ / Dan Zinn All-star Quartet

  • Black Cat 400 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Tickets ($15-$25)

Guitarist Hristo Vitchev and saxophonist extraordinaire Dann Zinn join forces for a new special quartet project which will showcase their mutual writing and composition styles. The new formation will debut in Northern California with a few concerts in San Jose and San Francisco and then expand to a national and international touring project. Joining them on stage will be bass phenom Jeff Denson and powerhouse drummer Mike Shannon!

Among the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar, Hristo’s music has been captivating audiences with a variety of modern jazz formations, ranging from duets to quintets. He has already released 10 critically acclaimed albums as a leader plus 4 more releases as a co-leader. As JazzTimes magazine describes his music: “Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.”

Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings.
— Jazziz
Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold.
— Critical Jazz
Bulgaria-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev, having firmly established himself as a gentle giant in the contemporary jazz scene, seems always willing and able to reinvent himself while holding true to the integrity of his artistry.
— ECM Reviews

“Dann Zinn is a game changer, who is taking jazz in new directions.” As a world-class saxophonist/flutist, Dann Zinn is renowned for being a passionate soloist and composer/arranger. Hailed over the years as “inventive,” “distinctive,” and for “creating a stunning and emotional listening experience,” Dann has developed a unique style distinguishing him as a one of a kind artist with a tone unlike any other horn player on the jazz scene today.

Zinn’s resume includes working with Joe Henderson, Taylor Eigsti, Russ Ferrante, Jeff Tain Watts, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Findley, Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, Barry Finnerty, Frank Martin, among many others. Dann has garnered critical acclaim from prestigious publications such as DownBeat MagazineJazz Times and Jazziz.